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What health care providers don’t know about the health information technology funding available under the financial stimulus law could hurt them financially, speakers at a Washington briefing said last week. At the same time, educating providers about all the health IT “carrots and sticks” in...

WASHINGTON – The Office of the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology has released information online to help organizations participate in the Nationwide Health Information Network. (NHIN). The materials include technical, data content and use case specifications, as well as testing materials and trust agreements developed...

Commercial credit crunch: Private equity capital still available
In the current economic downturn, banks are not lending as much money to businesses to help meet their capital needs. And, the money banks lend tends to be weighed down by higher borrowing costs. For CEOs who...

The Wisconsin Medical Society said Tuesday that it has filed an appeal to overturn a Dane County Circuit Court decision upholding the state's 2007 withdrawal of $200 million from the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund. The withdrawal from the fund, created by the state Legislature...

As the weak economy rages on and the talent pool becomes considerably larger, many talented job seekers from one industry (especially the financial sector) will most likely broaden their searches to include new fields, writes James E. Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Job seekers...

Vivek Kundra, who was on leave from his new appointment by President Obama as the federal government’s chief information officer, has been reinstated, the White House said today. White House officials confirmed to The New York Times that Mr. Kundra had been reinstated today; it was...

Talent retention can be a challenge, even as bad times persist. CIOs must keep essential workers happy, be prepared to hire opportunistically and to resume growth when the economy improves. That means reacting and adapting to a changes in the job market and having flexible...